- Mon Jan 26, 2015 12:43 pm
Any attempted rehash of '80s municipal socialism would be shut down by central government, yes - this is the main lesson Green Party leftists should have deduced from their Brighton experience - but the red-baiting in that piece (from a Labour candidate!) is pretty nauseating. Sure, the Greens are being opportunist with a general election around the corner but why berate their rank-and-file members for finally starting to show some backbone in the face of the Tory onslaught? Is it smart to attack the Greens from the right in a left-leaning city like Brighton? Probably not.
Caught Bennett on Sunday Politics though, pretty poor. Neil hates anyone vaguely green and leftish of course but Bennett should have seen that coming. I don't think Lucas would have withered in quite the same fashion.
Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability, but comes through continuous struggle.